Beate Höing – Oh la la

19.08 - 03.09 2023

Affairs of the Heart

Beate Höing—inspired by the ornamental and the textural material used in the cultural-historical folk art of fairy tales and myths as well as of traditions and rituals—took on these influences in her painting and ceramic work. Adopting them, she has created her own autonomous iconography. Whereby already inherent, associated and recollected images come together in an ambivalent game of reality and fiction where dreams and nightmares, relief and dread lie side by side. Materiality and form are thus inseparably linked. Furthermore the artist’s oil paintings and ceramic sculptures, including her installations, tell of a passion for the beauty, the delicacy and the aesthetics of things as well as of a playful lust for all inborn possibilities.

Beate Höing’s works cast a very poetic, at times ironic, glance onto the past, tell of nostalgic memories, of dreams and surreal worlds, complete with an oft whimsical twinkle of her eye.

Jutta Meyer zu Riemsloh M.A.
From the German by Jeanne Haunschild, Bonn

Beate Höing lives and works in Coesfeld and Münster, Germany. Studied at Freie Kunstakademie Rhein-Ruhr in Essen and Krefeld (2001 – 2005) and is a lecturer at the European Academy of Fine Arts Trier since 2010. Recent exhibitions include: Bye Bye Blackbird, Galerie Leuenroth, Frankfurt, mit Jan Dörre 2023, Pakt, Kunstverein Rüsselsheim, mit Sebastian Speckmann 2023, Double Moon, dst.galerie, Münster, mit Takeshi Makishima 2023, Erweiterung der Möglichkeiten II, Städtische Galerie Paderborn, mit Franziska Reinbothe (C) (2022) It`s a Match, janinebeangallery, Berlin, mit Florian Fausch (2022) öhn, Kunstverein Landshut, Landshut, (2018), Du, Venus und Ich, Janinebeangallery, Berlin (2018), DIE GROSSE, Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, (2018), Face Time, Galerie Roy, Zülpich (2017). Her work can be found in public and private collections in Germany and across Europe.